It seems as though every beloved show from the ‘90s and early aughts has been given a reboot (every show except The O.C. that is, but don’t get us started on that topic). The latest series of yesteryear to join the long list of reboots is none other than Ghostwriter, the PBS children’s program that ran from 1992 to 1995.
The original series told the story of a group of young friends and self-declared detectives who solved mysteries with the assistance of a friendly, helpful ghost. The spirit, named Ghostwriter, never fully appeared beyond taking the form of a small circle, and mostly communicated with the friends via notebook and computer screen.
Thanks to Apple TV+, Ghostwriter is getting a fresh makeover, with a slightly different storyline. According to TVLine, the upcoming reboot will center around four friends who discover a ghost in their neighborhood’s bookstore. This ghost seems to be decidedly less helpful than the Ghostwriter of the ‘90s; instead of helping the friends solve mysteries, he “releases” fictional characters from books into the real world. TVLine adds that each episode will highlight a particular book or novel.
In the first teaser-trailer, released on Friday, September 27, we watch as the main characters discover the bookstore ghost as he hops from book to book, pausing at a typewriter to pen a mysterious message. The trailer doesn’t give us much more than that (it is, after all, only 40 seconds long), but it’s enough to definitely hook our interest — and maybe wonder if our local bookstore might be haunted, too.
Ghostwriter will premiere on November 1, the same day that Apple TV+ becomes available as well. The new video subscription service from Apple will feature new and original TV shows and movies from the company. In addition to Ghostwriter, subscribers will have access to several other programs geared towards kids, including Snoopy in Space and Helpsters, a live-action show from the makers of Sesame Street. The series roster also includes dramas, like Little Voice from J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles, and M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant, as well as a special partnership with Oprah Winfrey.
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